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Fred Bear’s 10 Commandments of Hunting -Video
Posted on: 04/13/17
Anybody who has ever shot a bow and arrow has probably heard the name Fred Bear before. Whether you watched his hunting shows, heard his name in a Ted Nugent song, or shoot a Bear bow, we can all take a page out of his book and remember all the valuable lessons he taught in his lifetime. Here is his 10 commandments...

Turkey Hunting Gear Checklist
Posted on: 03/23/17
Spring turkey season is getting underway soon. And it's never too early for a little pre-season preparation. This hunting gear checklist covers everything you need for a successful hunt. This list contains a mix of...

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Hunter Education and Safety Programs

It's that time again and most states have started their mandatory Hunter Education Programs and / or their Safety Education Programs for the 2017 season. Classes are held in several areas and dates throughout your state. Click on the state you want and scroll down to Hunter Education. All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this spring and/or fall...

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FISH ON - 2017 USA Fishing Tournaments

ATTN ANGLERS: You can choose from hundreds of 2017 USA fishing Contests, Derbies and Tournaments. Our fishing directory is one of the largest in the country and updated throughout the season. Whether an event is for freshwater or saltwater water, they are listed here. If your looking for an exciting way to have more fun fishing check it out today...

Posted on: 06/16/17

We here at The Backcountry Press wish all our fathers out-there a great day!!!   Have a safe weekend. Thanks for following TBC Press...

Georgia 2017 Coyote Challenge Brings a Chance to Win a Lifetime License
Posted on: 06/16/17

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s 2017 coyote challenge started in March and runs to August. The challenge allows hunters and trappers the chance to win a lifetime sporting license by harvesting up to...

Register for Minnesota BOW Fall Workshop at Deep Portage Learning Center
Posted on: 06/16/17

Women are invited to participate in a variety of outdoor activities during a fall workshop at Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack from Friday, Sept. 29, to Sunday, Oct. 1, through the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota DNR. The $195 registration fee includes...

American Shad Return to New Jersey's Musconetcong River
Posted on: 06/16/17

After an absence of at least a century, American shad have returned to the Musconetcong River in Hunterdon and Warren counties, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced. As the shad population continues to rebuild, anglers are reminded that...

Apply for West Virginia Special Deer Hunt at Green Bank Observatory by Aug 1st
Posted on: 06/16/17

Applications are now available for a special resident-only, controlled onsite deer hunt, according to the Green Bank Observatory (GBO), located in Green Bank, West Virginia. Applications must be received by GBO on or before Aug. 1, 2017. The controlled hunts, held...

Apply for West Virginia Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit by Aug 13
Posted on: 06/16/17

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for a limited number of permits for black bear hunting during the traditional deer gun season in eight counties. The application deadline is midnight Aug. 13. Hunters with these permits will be allowed to hunt bear without dogs on...

High Water in Florida Prompts Restrictions for 3 Everglades WMAs
Posted on: 06/15/17

High water levels have prompted the Florida (FWC) to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas. These three areas are in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Effective at midnight on June 14, the order prohibits...

Georgia sets 2017-2018 Migratory Bird Season Hunting Dates and Regulations
Posted on: 06/15/17

Georgia hunters can begin making waterfowl season plans now that the 2017-2018 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were approved by the Board of Natural Resources. The 2017-18 migratory bird hunting season will remain similar to previous years, including...

Maryland Angler Catches Record White Catfish in Lower Potomac River
Posted on: 06/15/17

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed a St. Mary’s County man has set a new state fishing record for white catfish. Jacob Vosburgh, 20, of Lexington Park, caught the fish recorded at 8.27 pounds June 1 in the lower Potomac River. The white catfish was...

Missouri 2017 Frogging Season Begins June 30 at Sunset
Posted on: 06/15/17

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer -- and one fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins Tuesday, June 30, at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Frogging can be done with...

Red Snapper 2017 Season Extended in Federal Waters for Gulf States
Posted on: 06/15/17

Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer beginning Friday, June 16 and running through...